I wish Wheating would have run the 1500m at NCAAs I think he could have won.
I disagree. At NCAAs you could argue (very successfully) that Wheating and Jacob Hernandez were equally matched runners with similar fitness levels at 800m. At that meet I would never say that Hernandez could beat Manzano at 1500m, so I think that Wheating would have been in the same boat as Hernandez. Very competitive, but would likely be beaten by Manzano at NCAAs.